Evaluation of CHROMagar KPC for rapid detection of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Zmira Samra, Judi Bahar, Liora Madar-Shapiro, Nazi Aziz, Sara Israel, Jihad Bishara*

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Abstract

A new CHROMagar KPC medium was compared to MacConkey agar with carbapenem discs and PCR for the blaKPC gene for rapid detection of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. The sensitivity and specificity relative to PCR were 100% and 98.4%, respectively, for CHROMagar KPC and 92.7% and 95.9%, respectively, for MacConkey agar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3110-3111
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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